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Donegal woman to present thesis at Olympic World Conference 4 weeks ago

Donegal woman to present thesis at Olympic World Conference

By  •  Health, Sport

Ellevyn Irwin will travel to Monaco in March 2020 to attend the IOC World Conference on the prevention of injury and illness in sport. Her abstract, entitled ‘Clinically-orientated assessments of …
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‘This one’s for you, mum’ – Carn boxer dedicates title to late mother 1 month ago

‘This one’s for you, mum’ – Carn boxer dedicates title to late mother

By  •  Sport

Boxing can be a lonely business at times, but the Carndonagh woman felt everything but alone.

As she lined up for her National Senior final against fellow Inishowen woman Caroline …
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Lifford’s Emma Dolan to take on the world in Chile 2 months ago

Lifford’s Emma Dolan to take on the world in Chile

By  •  Sport

The XI WKF Junior, Cadet and U21 Championships are being held in Santiago De Chile and get underway next Tuesday.

Emma Dolan from Argary, a student at the Royal and …
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Ireland’s first visually-impaired competitor bids for rally glory in Donegal 2 months ago

Ireland’s first visually-impaired competitor bids for rally glory in Donegal

By  •  Sport

The 18-year-old, from Castlebar, is Ireland’s first visually-impaired competitor in Irish rallying – and could secure a class victory in the Border Championship tomorrow at the 2019 Donegal Harvest Rally.


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RunDonegal Women’s 5K fundraising total revealed 7 months ago

RunDonegal Women’s 5K fundraising total revealed

This year’s RunDonegal Women’s 5K has raised €7,513 for the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

The event, which was hosted by Finn Valley AC on Sunday, March 31st, had …
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Walk, jog or run in this year’s Vhi Mini-Marathon in Dublin 7 months ago

Walk, jog or run in this year’s Vhi Mini-Marathon in Dublin

By  •  Sport

It is the last chance to enter this year’s Vhi Women’s Mini-Marathon, with entries closing tomorrow, Wednesday, 22nd of May.

The race which is now in its 37th year …
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Local ladies get set for first ever Donegal Women’s Mini Marathon 8 months ago

Local ladies get set for first ever Donegal Women’s Mini Marathon

The Twin Towns will be awash with a sea of purple and pink t-shirts on Sunday 14th April when over 700 women hit the road for the first ever Donegal …
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Nora Stapleton leads the way in new Sport Ireland role 8 months ago

Nora Stapleton leads the way in new Sport Ireland role

Former Donegal international rugby player, Nora Stapleton, has been appointed as the new Sport Ireland Women in Sport Lead.

The 35-year-old Inishowen woman is leaving her position as the IRFU Women’s and …
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Watch: ’Blue eyed boy’ Ronan Curtis makes it a Mother’s Day to remember 9 months ago

Watch: ’Blue eyed boy’ Ronan Curtis makes it a Mother’s Day to remember

By  •  Sport, Videos

Curtis played for Portsmouth in their win against Sunderland yesterday in the Checkatrade Trophy final at Wembley Stadium.

The Curtis family were in London for the …
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So many winners as 700 complete RunDonegal Women’s 5k 9 months ago

So many winners as 700 complete RunDonegal Women’s 5k

Over 700 took part in Sunday’s event which was held through the Twin Towns.

706 took the starter’s gun which was fired by Triathlon Ireland Development Officer and motivational speaker, …
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Big turnout expected for Sunday’s RunDonegal Women’s 5k 9 months ago

Big turnout expected for Sunday’s RunDonegal Women’s 5k

By  •  Sport

The organisers of RunDonegal Women’s 5k Walk/Run say they are expecting a large turnout out for the Stranorlar-based event which has a start time of 11 am on Sunday 31st …
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Anne Marie makes an impact ahead of Mini Marathon 9 months ago

Anne Marie makes an impact ahead of Mini Marathon

A local community worker will be putting her best foot forward as she runs for Donegal in the Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon this summer.

Anne Marie Meehan from Mountcharles is …
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Local women called on to put best foot forward and register for RunDonegal 9 months ago

Local women called on to put best foot forward and register for RunDonegal

With just over a week to go to this year’s RunDonegal Women’s 5k, event director, Grace Boyle is asking those taking part to get registered as soon as possible.

The …
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Basketball star Siobhan helps Ireland to gold at Special Olympics World Games 9 months ago

Basketball star Siobhan helps Ireland to gold at Special Olympics World Games

By  •  Sport

North West Special Olympics Club star Siobhan McCay had a golden morning in Abu Dhabi.

McCay was part of the Ireland team that won gold at the 2019 Special Olympics …
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RunDonegal Women’s 5K on track for biggest ever entry figures 9 months ago

RunDonegal Women’s 5K on track for biggest ever entry figures

There are just three weeks to go until the 2019 RunDonegal Women’s 5K on Sunday, March 31st in the Twin Towns, but organisers are confident they can secure the biggest ever …
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Donegal man taking on toughest test in memory of his biggest supporter 10 months ago

Donegal man taking on toughest test in memory of his biggest supporter

By  •  Sport

The Bridgend man is known for his hurling and Gaelic success in Burt and for Donegal, but he has recently trained as an adventure-racer.

This year will see Andrew …
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Beaten but unbowed: Donna Barr edged in Ulster Elite final 11 months ago

Beaten but unbowed: Donna Barr edged in Ulster Elite final

By  •  Sport

By Chris McNulty, ringside at the Ulster Hall

The Illies Golden Gloves woman fell on the wrong side of a 3-2 split decision to Canal ABC’s Chloe Fleck in tonight’s …
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Donna Barr looks to make up for lost time in Ulster Elite final 11 months ago

Donna Barr looks to make up for lost time in Ulster Elite final

By  •  Sport

For the last two-and-a-half years, Barr – who previously boxed out of the Twin Towns ABC – has been dogged by a succession of injuries.

Barr has been through the …
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Raphoe boxer Leah Gallen selected on Irish squad for England test 11 months ago

Raphoe boxer Leah Gallen selected on Irish squad for England test

By  •  Sport

Gallen will feature in the international tournament against England in Bristol on Saturday, January 26.

The Raphoe welter is a three-time Irish champion, who scooped two Irish titles in 2018 …
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Catherine Grier scores as Doncaster reach Champions League quarter-finals 11 months ago

Catherine Grier scores as Doncaster reach Champions League quarter-finals

By  •  Sport

Grier netted one of the goals in a 5-2 win ovcer CDC Altatorre from Spain this morning and Doncaster sealed a last eight spot thanks to a 9-1 win over …
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Organisers aim for 1,000 participants in 2019 RunDonegal Women’s 5k 12 months ago

Organisers aim for 1,000 participants in 2019 RunDonegal Women’s 5k

By  •  Sport

The 2019 RunDonegal Women’s 5k, which was officially launched this evening. will be run in aid of the Brid Carr Ovarian Cancer Research Fund.

The RunDonegal Women’s 5k will take …
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Letterkenny woman named Person of the Year in Toronto GAA awards 1 year ago

Letterkenny woman named Person of the Year in Toronto GAA awards

By  •  Sport

Dani McFadden collected the prestigious award at a ceremony held in the King’s Garden Banquet Hall.

McFadden has been a key figure in the Brampton Roger Casements club …
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Two awards for Milford’s Amber Barrett at WNL annual awards 1 year ago

Two awards for Milford’s Amber Barrett at WNL annual awards

By  •  Sport

Barrett collected the Top Goalscorer award and the Milford woman was also named on the Team of the Year.

The Peamount United striker scored 30 goals in the …
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A ‘Fantasy’ world as old school pals take lead roles on California stage 1 year ago

A ‘Fantasy’ world as old school pals take lead roles on California stage

From Chris McNulty in California

Next Thursday, unbeaten middleweight boxer Quigley takes on Freddy Hernandez in the first defence of his NABF middleweight belt.

The following Friday night, dancer O’Meara-Curran …
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These two Donegal women will enter county final history this week 1 year ago

These two Donegal women will enter county final history this week

By  •  Sport

Ardara native Michelle Bennett-Adair and Gaoth Dobhair GAA Club Chairperson Moira Graham will etch their names into the books this weekend.

Picture: Michelle Bennett-Adair and Moira Graham at the recent …
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Defibrillator purchase means Fanad teen Keri Sweeney is back on the pitch again 1 year ago

Defibrillator purchase means Fanad teen Keri Sweeney is back on the pitch again

By  •  Sport

After six months out of action, due to a heart condition, the talented midfielder was unsure if she would ever get back playing again.

Earlier this year, an MRI scan …
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Ann Marie McGlynn breaks Donegal half-marathon record in Cardiff 1 year ago

Ann Marie McGlynn breaks Donegal half-marathon record in Cardiff

By  •  Sport

McGlynn finished ninth in the Cardiff Half Marathon.

The experienced McGlynn came home in one hour, 13 minutes and 41 seconds – shaving a couple of seconds off the previous …
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Mona McSharry reaches 50m breaststroke final in Argentina 1 year ago

Mona McSharry reaches 50m breaststroke final in Argentina

By  •  Sport

McSharry, a member of the Marlin’s Swimming Club in Ballyshannon, eased into the final in Buenos Aires.

McSharry, from Grange in County Sligo, was third in her semi-final last night, …
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Listen: Castlefin woman wins World bronze – after 28 years out of the sport! 1 year ago

Listen: Castlefin woman wins World bronze – after 28 years out of the sport!

By  •  Sport

McConnell finished third in the 5k walk, setting a new Donegal record of 27:01.46 in the process.

McConnell made light of the red-hot conditions to finish just two seconds behind …
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Galway Baybes set new record in Donegal Ultra 555k 1 year ago

Galway Baybes set new record in Donegal Ultra 555k

The Galway Baybes set hearts racing in Donegal last Friday and Saturday when they took on the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra, their second ever ultra cycling endurance race.

The team …
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Downings woman qualifies to fish for Ireland 1 year ago

Downings woman qualifies to fish for Ireland

 

The Downings woman is a member of the Irish Ladies Fly Fishing Association team who will be travelling to Lyn Clywedog in Wales for this year’s international games

This is …
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Memory of local mother kept the hearts of a community 1 year ago

Memory of local mother kept the hearts of a community

By  •  Events, Sport

The Ray Community Group in partnership with Donegal Sports Partnership are hosting an end of season Men and Women on the Move 5K at Ray Community Centre in memory of …
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Galway Baybes get ready to race the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555k 1 year ago

Galway Baybes get ready to race the Donegal Atlantic Way Ultra 555k

Less than 12 months after their record-breaking performance in the 2,250km Race Around Ireland, the Galway Baybes are gearing up for their next bike racing challenge in the Donegal Atlantic …
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“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell 1 year ago

“I was struggling with everything… it was a struggle to talk to people” – Donegal footballer’s concussion hell

The Termon woman played the full hour last Saturday evening as Donegal defeated Monaghan by 14 points in the Ulster semi-final.

That she can be expected to face Armagh in …
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Women of Donegal step up to raise €5,130 for Donegal Hospice 2 years ago

Women of Donegal step up to raise €5,130 for Donegal Hospice

The twelfth staging of RunDonegal attracted a record number of 780 participants and raised €5,130 for the Donegal Hospice.

The event was run in memory of Lisa McGranaghan from Castlefinn who passed away at …
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Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon calls for Donegal entries – are you ready? 2 years ago

Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon calls for Donegal entries – are you ready?

By  •  Sport

Amanda Byram and David Gillick, members of the Vhi Support Team, today launched the 2018 Vhi Women’s Mini Marathon.

The event, now in its 36th year, will be moving back …
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‘We all have a duty to do more to promote female sport’ 2 years ago

‘We all have a duty to do more to promote female sport’

By  •  Sport

Just one in three (36%) Irish adults have attended or watched a women’s sports event in the past year, compared to 75% of people attending major men’s events.

In comparison with the …
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RunDonegal 2018 to remember much-loved local woman 2 years ago

RunDonegal 2018 to remember much-loved local woman

By  •  Sport

Details of the fun female-led RunDonegal 2018 event have been finalised this week, which is expected to draw large crowds again for a great cause.

The proceeds from this year’s …
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A proud day as Aideen Quinn wins Camogie Volunteer of the Year 2 years ago

A proud day as Aideen Quinn wins Camogie Volunteer of the Year

By  •  Sport

The ceremony which took place in Croke Park on Saturday past saw volunteers from twenty-five counties (including Britain) being celebrated for their involvement with camogie within their Clubs, Counties …
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‘The best experience ever’ – Catherine Grier’s delight at Irish debut 2 years ago

‘The best experience ever’ – Catherine Grier’s delight at Irish debut

By  •  Sport

It was there that the 16-year-old Ramelton woman pulled over her head an Irish jersey with ‘Grier 7’ emblazoned on the back.

Grier was selected for the Irish …
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Video: Here’s how Finesse Gymnastics Club won bronze at Worlds in Norway 2 years ago

Video: Here’s how Finesse Gymnastics Club won bronze at Worlds in Norway

By  •  Sport

Finesse members performed their routine, ‘Miss Invisible’ – which gives the message about the importance of being yourself and inclusion especially about teenagers which is portrayed through gymnastics.

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Catherine Grier and Irish team qualify for European Championships 2 years ago

Catherine Grier and Irish team qualify for European Championships

By  •  Sport

At this weekend’s qualifiers in the Netherlands, the Irish team managed to get through their group and book a spot at the Championships.

Silly Rovers woman Grier scored …
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Catherine Grier scores as Irish Deaf Women’s team begin with Dutch draw 2 years ago

Catherine Grier scores as Irish Deaf Women’s team begin with Dutch draw

By  •  Sport

Grier netted as Ireland began the Deaf Women’s Futsal European Championship Qualifiers with a draw against their hosts.

At the Sporthal de Bloemhof, just outside Amsterdam, Grier scored …
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Ramelton’s Catherine Grier off to Netherlands with Irish Deaf Women’s team 2 years ago

Ramelton’s Catherine Grier off to Netherlands with Irish Deaf Women’s team

By  •  Sport

The Republic of Ireland, managed by Dave Bell, will face Italy, Germany, Denmark and the Netherlands over three days, from Friday, January 5th, to Sunday January 7th.

All …
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Ballybofey woman selected on Ireland panel for 2018 Six Nations 2 years ago

Ballybofey woman selected on Ireland panel for 2018 Six Nations

By  •  Sport

New coach Adam Griggs has included nine new players, including Feely, who plays for Connacht.

She is the only Donegal native in the squad named by Griggs.

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Amy Boyle-Carr joins ever-growing Donegal contingent in Ireland senior squad 2 years ago

Amy Boyle-Carr joins ever-growing Donegal contingent in Ireland senior squad

By  •  Sport

The Glenties woman has been named in a panel for a friendly double header against Portugal in January.

Boyle-Carr joins Amber Barrett, Roma McLaughlin and Tyler Toland in …
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Nakita Burke: Letterkenny athlete’s green dream after a golden run 2 years ago

Nakita Burke: Letterkenny athlete’s green dream after a golden run

When Nakita Burke first laced up her runners to start into the local 5k circuit – seven or eight years ago, she ventures – running was little more than a pastime. Read More

Amber earns a hat-trick of soccer awards 2 years ago

Amber earns a hat-trick of soccer awards

By  •  Sport

Amber Barrett was the star of the Continental Tyres Women’s National League awards as she scooped the Player of the Year and Golden Boot honours.

Barrett, a …
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Letterkenny Olympian is the fifth woman across finish line at Dublin Marathon 2 years ago

Letterkenny Olympian is the fifth woman across finish line at Dublin Marathon

By  •  Sport

Letterkenny Olympian Caitriona Jennings put on a fantastic performance at today’s SSE Airtricity Dublin Marathon.

Caitriona finished fifth in the women’s category, crossing the finish line in 2 hours, 42 …
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‘A woman I can barely remember, but a mother I’ll never forget’ 2 years ago

‘A woman I can barely remember, but a mother I’ll never forget’

By  •  Sport

Agnes Given died of lung cancer in 1981.

Shay Given was just four years of age and the fifth of six children under 11 at the time.

The former Republic …
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